So you’re still trying to decide whether or not to go to LTE /4G on your next handset or, worse yet, your area doesn’t even offer you the choice and you’re stuck on 3G for the foreseeable future? Well, I have some good news for you – 5G is now being tested by Samsung; so you can now get even further behind!
For anyone who still thinks Samsung isn’t an innovative company or that they’re just Apple copycats, this should serve to remind you just how impressive their technological teams really are. Samsung was a key developer in both the 3G/4G and wireless charging standards and they’re leading the pack on 5G.
To put things in a little perspective for you, the maximum speed 4G can achieve is about 75mbps (which you and I are never likely to achieve), so this is a huge jump.
Of course, rolling out a cellular network is a slow and extremely expensive process, so telco’s are going to want to leave 4G around a long time, to redeem their investment (plus this is early days in 5G development) so don’t expect to see 5G phones any time soon. None the less, it’s possible in 5 years or so, we might be getting more than a gigabit per second on our handsets, outside of wifi range – and it won’t be Apple we have to thank for it.